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Poster: datmike Date: Dec 29, 2007 7:39am
Forum: general Subject: Re: IA Very Slow and Often Unreachable

It's getting worse and worse. I'm delaying any more uploads until the servers are running smoothly.


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Poster: tammytroot Date: Jul 3, 2008 4:09pm
Forum: general Subject: Re: IA Very Slow and Often Unreachable

I only recently posted about this problem on the "Text Archive" thread, as I couldn't see anywhere else obvious to post about it.

When I first started using this site, a couple of months ago, download speeds were generally fine, with only the occasional dip in speed. I was getting speeds of about 200 - 230 kbps and could download books in a matter of a few minutes. Now I'm down to speeds as low as 12 kbps and it's taking ages to download files of the same size as previously. All the other sites I use - like Gutenberg - are fine, so it's obviously a problem with this site.

I feel it's a great pity, because it really is such a wonderful site otherwise, with such a vast range of top quality ebooks. The fact that it's now so slow to download sort of defeats the purpose of it all - bringing freely available educational resources to all, no matter where they are. (That's one thing that your "Great Republic" has still got right. How many other countries in the world would offer such a resource to all and sundry, irrespective of whether they live in the US or not? I connect from Scotland, and I can find books on the site about my native city - Glasgow - that are virtually unobtainable even in Scotland.)

I realise that you depend on volunteer helpers, but it would be nice if you could find some way of informing the users of your site what the problems are whenever they arise, and whether they are likely to be ongoing.

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